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TOURMALINE  A Birthstone of October Tourmaline is a birthstone for October, along with opal. Tourmaline is also the gem of the eighth anniversary. Like opal, tourmaline is one of the world’s most colorful gemstones, which might be why they’re both October’s birthstones. Because tourmaline’s color can look like other gemstones, it has been mistaken as such gems as rubies or emeralds and has been used in royal jewelry throughout history. Only much later was it discovered to be tourmaline. TOURMALINE DISCOVERY Somewhere in Brazil in the 1500s, a Spanish conquistador washed the dirt from a green tourmaline crystal and confused the vibrant gem...

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Looking to sell your jewelry in Boca Raton?  Jewelry can be sentimental, and often difficult to let go of. Maybe you have an old diamond ring that once belonged to your grandmother. Or perhaps you’ve decided to part with a wedding ring from a prior marriage. No matter the circumstances, our jewelry buyers at Devon's Diamonds & Decor, will allow you all the time and privacy you need to make your decision. We will not try to pressure or persuade you to sell your jewelry; the decision is left entirely up to you!   How to Get the Best Price for...

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Rosh Hashanah 2020 Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” in Hebrew and is the Jewish New Year. It is a two-day holiday marking the first and second days of the Jewish year and is a time of inner renewal and divine atonement. This year (2020) Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Friday, September 18th, and continues through nightfall on Sunday, September 20th.  Rosh Hashanah commemorates the creation of the world and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe, a 10-day period of reflection and repentance that culminates in the Yom Kippur holiday, also known as the Day of Atonement. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are...

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Looking to sell your gold in Boca Raton? Sell Gold At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we buy all colors and purities of gold. The purities of gold that we purchase are: 10 karat, 12 karat, 14 karat, 18 karat, 22 karat and 24 karat. (24 karat being the purest form of gold.) Three of the most common colors of gold are yellow, rose and white. We buy gold in any condition: broken, old, damaged, outdated, and scrap. You might be surprised by how much your broken gold jewelry is worth and as long as your gold item is made of real gold, then...

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SPINEL A Birthstone of August Spinel was recently added as an August birthstone, sharing this month with peridot. It is also traditionally given as a 22nd wedding anniversary gift. The name “spinel” comes from the Latin word spina, which means thorn, in reference to the shape of spinel crystals. This second August birthstone comes in a wealth of colors: intense red, vibrant pink, orange, purple, violet, blue and bluish green. For centuries, spinel was mistaken for other gemstones. Some of history’s most famous “rubies” have actually turned out to be this August birthstone. Not until the 18th century was spinel clearly separated from ruby on...

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